Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. When someone has AML, it means the bone marrow may make abnormal white blood cells, red blood cells, or platelets.
These abnormal cells are called leukemia cells or blasts. Leukemia is monitored by measuring the amount of blasts. As the percentage of leukemia cells increases, the bone marrow is less able to create normal white and red blood cells and platelets.
Bone marrow from healthy patient
Bone marrow from patient with AML